CK Akonnor appointed CAF technical advisor for youth player development


Former Black Stars coach Charles Kwablan Akonnor has embarked on a new chapter in his illustrious career after being appointed technical consultant for youth player development by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

In this new role, Akonnor will bring his extensive knowledge and experience to nurture the next generation of African football stars.

Akonnor, who notably guided Ghana to qualify for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), will begin his duties immediately by taking part in the final of the CAF African Schools Football Championship in Zanzibar.

More than 800,000 boys and girls under 15 years of age participate in this prestigious tournament, which presents young talents from more than 44 African countries.

In addition to his advisory role, Akonnor will provide match commentary, offering his insights and professional assessments of young talent.

It is expected that his presence will be of great help, not only for the players but also for the coaching staff and organizers involved in the championship.

The competition in Zanzibar, which will begin on Tuesday, May 21, 2024, will be the first major event in which Akonnor will execute his new responsibilities.

Their participation in such a formative competition underlines CAF’s commitment to elevating youth football across the continent and ensuring a strong pipeline of talent for future generations.

Akonnor’s appointment is seen as a strategic move by CAF to leverage his experience and success at national and international level, thereby enhancing development programs and providing young athletes with the guidance needed to excel.

His ideas are expected to shape the development paths of many aspiring footballers, which could have a profound impact on the future of African football.

This competition brings together talented young players from across the continent, giving them a platform to showcase their skills and passion for the game.

Akonnor will help create a career path for these young people.

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